Seasons in a Small Town – Spring
In rural Drago, Illinois, Zeke came by his “the Geek” nickname honest, more comfortable in the world of algebra and algorithms than high school’s social hallways. Though that didn’t keep him from longing for the unattainable prom queen, Jennifer.
The one person who did understand his out-of-the-box brain was Darcie, his best friend.
After their high school graduation, Zeke and Darcie for one night jolted from friends to lovers. And then he left town, and she knew he couldn’t look back. What he didn’t know was the depth of Darcie’s feelings for him.
Now it’s 17 years later, and Zeke’s a self-made billionaire founder of a tech security firm, Darcie’s a local cop and Jennifer’s a divorced mom of a tween girl. And their little town is flagging.
At Darcie’s urging, Zeke returns to Drago to boost its economy. Will his new wealth attract the still-beautiful Jennifer? Or will Darcie, the one girl who always made him feel at ease, show him that true love knows no boundaries?
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What Are Friends For?, Book 1 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's Seasons in a Small Town series, is a moving, passionate contemporary romance that will captivate fans of Bella Andre, Roxanne St. Clair and Jill Shalvis.
“You laugh, you angst, you maybe shed a couple tears or two … and at the end of it you move immediately onto the next book because - unlike teenage Zeke - you don't want to get away, all you want to do is go back.” – 5-Star Review
Praise for the Seasons in a Small Town series:
“The town of Drago has insinuated itself into my heart and I can only hope there is another installment with this small town as its setting.”
“Strong characters with enough faults to make them human and real” yet “The other characters in Drago all add to the story rather than taking attention from the main action.”
“McLinn delivers a fun, engaging, and emotionally complicated romance.”
“Poignant, heart warming” . . . “Funny and heart-wrenching at the same time” . . . “Passionate and sensual without being distasteful or vulgar.”
Get all the books in Patricia McLinn’s Seasons in a Small Town series today!
Book 1 (Spring): What Are Friends For?
Book 2 (Summer): The Right Brother
Book 3 (Autumn): Falling for Her
Book 4 (Winter): Warm Front
If you like Patricia’s small-town romance stories, try her Marry Me series now!
Wedding of the Century
The Unexpected Wedding Guest
A Most Unlikely Wedding
Baby Blues and Wedding Bells
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after newspaper stints in Rockford, Ill., and Charlotte, N.C. She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
McLinn is the author of more than 45 published novels, which are cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romances and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.
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What are Friends For
First time reading this author. A clean book. A story about a small town and it’s inhabitants. The feature players were Zeke and Darcie, who grew up together. Darcie had a crush on him in high school even though he was a geek, he had a crush on the prettiest girl in school, Jennifer. But Zeke and Darcie are each other’s first sexual experience after graduation. Then he immediately leaves town and makes it big in the tech world. She stays and becomes a police officer. She and Jennifer cook up a plan to get him to come back with hopes of him reviving the dieing small town.
I wish I could say the story kept me interested, but it didn’t. But once I start a book, I always try to finish. It was just an ok read for me.